Statement as of 10:16 AM EDT on June 27, 2017
... New River forecast point for Dan River near Wentworth, NC...
Effective July 13, 2017, the National Weather Service (nws) will
begin issuing daily river forecasts for the Dan River near
Wentworth, NC (shef id: wenn7). The river gage is located in
Rockingham County, NC and is operated and maintained by the North
Carolina office of the USGS South Atlantic water science center.
The gage is also supported by the U.S. Army corps of engineers.
Previously, this location was a data point with observations but
no flood forecasts were available.
River forecast guidance for the Roanoke/Dan basin (which includes
the Dan river) is provided by the NWS southeast river forecast
center (serfc) in Peachtree City, GA. The WMO header and AWIPS
product ID for this guidance is fgus52 kalrrvfrnk. River flood
warnings (flw) for the Dan River near Wentworth, NC will be issued
by the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, VA (rnk) under the
WMO header and AWIPS ID of wgus41 wbcflwrnk. Follow-up flood
statements for flood warnings (fls) will be issued under wgus81
These forecasts will be considered valid for a reach of the Dan
River in Rockingham County from the gage upstream to the
confluence of the Mayo river and downstream to the confluence of
the Smith River.
Forecast and gage information (such as flood stages and crest
history) will continue to be available on the NWS Blacksburg
advanced hydrologic prediction (ahps) Page at:
For further information please contact:
Peter Corrigan, service hydrologist (sh):